This course for non-majors examines the application of biological principles to human issues by studying human physiology, from organ systems down to the cellular level, topics may include the cardiovascular, immune systems, and respiratory systems. Emphasis is placed on current diseases and medical problems relating to these systems and to societal implications of various health-related issues. Includes presentations, written reports and discussions on pertinent health topics. Students may not receive credit for both BIO 177 and BIO 101 or BIO 102, or BIO 107/107L BIO 177 is designed as an intergrated lecture/lab workshop-style course which meets the lecture/lab course natural science(S) core-requirement. Lab fee. Offered fall and spring. (Formerly BIO 107/107L.) 3 credits.
This course covers general cell physiology with emphasis on biological membrane structure and transport mechanisms, tissue physiology with emphasis on nerve and muscle, and organ/systems physiology including the gastrointestinal, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. Seminars, where students discuss current research articles and case studies, provide insight to the current state of physiological research, pathophysiological conditions and medical advancements. Laboratory emphasizes demonstrating the basic principles of systems physiology, in humans and other vertebrate animals, using classical and modern techniques. Prequisite: BIO 206Six hours integrated lecture/lab. Lab Fee. Students may not receive credit for BIO 230-231 and BIO 301. Offered spring, alternate years. 4 credits
This non-majors course will review the basic applications of the biological, physical and chemical sciences to the study of forensics. Specific topics include chemical and instrumental analyses of physical evidence, principles of serology and blood analysis, DNA analysis, forensic anthropology, firearms identification and ballistics, drug analysis and toxicology. The course will be taught using an intergrated workshop format that includes lecture, laboratory experimentation, and team presentations of crime scene construction and analysis. Prerequisite: Completion of quantitative literacy requirement. Three hours intergrated lecture/lab. Lab fee. Offered as needed. (Formerly offered as BIO 222 with 4 credits.) 3 credits